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Latest American Chronic Pain Association Stories

2014-02-26 16:28:09

Annual publication aims to clarify options and improve communication between prescribers and consumers ROCKLIN, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chronic pain is a complex condition affecting an estimated 10 million Americans, according to the recent Institute of Medicine Report: Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. People with pain face a myriad of treatments and medications promising to help them manage...

2013-02-27 12:26:08

Survey finds that this common ailment has a big impact on quality of life ROCKLIN, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most people expect some aches and pains due to arthritis as they age, but a new survey by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) finds that many with arthritis face significant disability due to the condition. In addition, those with arthritis live with fears about the course of their condition. In combination, these factors erode quality of life....

2012-03-21 02:25:06

ROCKLIN, Calif., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a unique approach that compares the attitudes of people living with fibromyalgia with those of the general public, the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) in partnership with Forest Laboratories Inc. today released results from two new national surveys, revealing substantial differences between public perceptions and the private realities of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition that affects up to 12 million Americans. To view the...

2010-10-18 15:51:00

New survey shows that relatively few legitimate users of opioid medications are getting the information they need to keep their medications safe. ROCKLIN, Calif., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For some people with ongoing or chronic pain, opioids (medications such as oxycodone or hydrocodone) can make the difference between disability and the ability to function at near-normal levels. For those with acute pain, such as pain after surgery or injury, sound pain management with opioids...